A Smoothie Recipe to Get You All the Way to Lunch

Smoothie recipes, if you do them justice, can be the most fulfilling snack or meal. When I find myself away from home with a smoothie hankering, I end up buying one wherever I can find a health nut with a blender. Delicious, but not budget-friendly.

Enjoying these frothy delicacies is the easy part. Preparing them is a different story. I’ve learned the trick, though. I plan enough in advance by making a smoothie (or two) before I go to bed and I freeze it overnight. The next morning, I pull it out of the freeze, pop it into my lunch bag and by the time sounding like the perfect thing, there it is, thawed and ready (and essentially free).

The second key to your smoothie recipe happiness will be making them hearty and filling enough. I’ve made too many banana, greek yogurt and almond butter smoothies with little else to know that it will only satisfy my hunger for a couple hours, if that.

This particular smoothie recipe is an aSweatLife favorite: great for breakfast, afternoon pick-me-up or healthy twist on dessert. The secret weapon that makes this smoothie an ultimate superfood is Vital Proteins, which I’ve been adding to everything from my tea and coffee in the mornings to mixing into crockpot recipes for my weekly dinners.



This recipe makes two servings.

  • 1 banana (frozen) – peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 hearty fistful of kale
  • 12 oz almond milk
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder or cocoa nibs
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 serving protein powder – we used Vital Proteins because its flavorless (and you can taste all of the deliciousness this recipe makes)


Easy! Combine all ingredients in your blender. Enjoy immediately or freeze overnight for the morning.


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About Maggie Umberger

Maggie moved to Chicago from North Carolina in 2014 with a degree in Journalism and Spanish, a 200-hour yoga certification, a group fitness cert and a passion to teach and to sweat. It wasn't until she found aSweatLife that she really started to feel at home. Here, she's incorporated her passion for health and wellness into her career as she helps to build the network of Ambassadors, trainers and fitness enthusiasts that exist within the aSweatLife ecosystem. You can also find her coaching at CrossTown Fitness and teaching yoga classes at Bare Feet Power Yoga, Yoga Six and exhale.